Jul 9, 2012

Why Twitter Matters: Tomorrow’s Knowledge Network
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This article is by  Nigel Cameron and I’m going to summarize and highlight some of the points that caught my attention in this piece.

 

Excerpt:

 

Nigel Cameron:

 

“I follow 300-400 people  I have 400 researchers, key thinkers and doers and scanners of every possible horizon, who funnel their best finds and their smartest comments to me: every day, all the time, and for no cost”

 

**. The value added to my thinking is so immense I find it impossible to think of reverting to other modalities of gathering intelligence and intelligent commentary

 

**The term of art for the vast Twitter output is the “firehose,” and the cap fits. Each and every day, my 400 picked, diligent, smart researchers and commenters send thousands of items my way, their firehoses of news and ideas and assessments trained on me from the directions of my choosing.

 

These curators include some of the leading thinkers on Planet Earth; lesser mortals whose comments are as sharp as they are often amusing; diligent

 

**Twitter as cocktail party. 24/7. This vast research staff is also quaffing cocktails and engaged in constant chit-chat.

 

**knowledge drives relationships and relationships drive knowledge.

 

**the potent digital fruit is served up: when VR meets IRL. The juncture of the digital and the analog; ideas and persons in fission.

 

What to make of this?

 

**”mutual curation” the exchange of information from all the smart people you follow,  your knowledge will grow exponentially. Everyone wins

 

Simplicity can lead to extraordinary complexity, through design and serendipitously the simplicity of Twitter’s power is immeasurable

 

Why does this matter?

 

**Because it addresses the fundamental question faced by human minds – “how to move from essentiall indefinite mounds of data to understanding to wisdom, to judgment and finally to choices”

 

**What Twitter has demonstrated is mutual curation as both the answer and attainable

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering “Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond”

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/MVgm8r]
See on nigelcameron.wordpress.com

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Founder and CEO of Internet Billboards. A futurist and serial entrepreneur, as well as a professional fitness trainer, martial artist, and business strategist. Helped to develop inbound advertising. An avid content curator who enjoys finding those digital gems out there in cyberspace and sharing them with others.

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